Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Since 1998, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the colleges of applied arts and technology have defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure, in a consistent manner across the college system, college performance against Ministry stated goals and objectives for post-secondary programs. The four* KPIs are: graduate satisfaction, graduation rate, graduate employment rate and employer satisfaction. The KPI data are used by colleges to demonstrate their achievements and to identify where changes could be made to programs and services to better meet student, industry, and labour market needs. The Ministry also uses the data to advise and inform government about the colleges and in the planning and policy-making for the college system. 

*As of 2019, the Ministry no longer mandates the measurement of student satisfaction. Collège Boréal independently measures student satisfaction for continued program and service improvement.


No1 graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction

Collège Boréal is, once again, at the top of the podium...twice!

The 2020-21 data confirm the consistency of Boréal’s performance:

  • For the 16th time in 22 years, Boréal’s graduate satisfaction rate is the highest in the province at 88.3%;
  • With a 100% rate, Boréal’s employer satisfaction rate is the highest in the province (ex aequo with 7 other colleges); and
  • In 2020-2021, Boréal’s results are above the provincial average for all four Key Performance Indicators.

"I am proud of our Key Performance Indicator results because they prove without a doubt that Collège Boréal is one of Ontario’s best colleges. In fact, we are the only college in the entire history of the KPIs to have so often achieved the top rank for two or more indicators in a single year, which we’ve done 19 times in 22 years. The pandemic has forced us to perform even better and I thank the entire Boréal family for having rolled up their sleeves and given the best of who we are to college education in Ontario.”

Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal president


Satisfied graduates and employers

Collège Boréal ranks first in terms of graduate satisfaction, with a satisfaction rate of 88.3%, ten points above the provincial average. This statistic is not surprising when one considers the proportion of graduates who would recommend their program to their friends and family (93%) and that they choose Collège Boréal as their post-secondary institution (95%). Graduates’ satisfaction is certainly not unrelated to that of the employers who, once again, gave a perfect score to their satisfaction with the college.

“I believe employers are surely the first to benefit from Collège Boréal’s impressive graduate satisfaction rate. Year after year, they can hire Boréal’s graduates knowing that they have the skills needed to perform well in the work environment. And again this year, employers expressed their satisfaction by giving Boréal a perfect 100% score.”

Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal president


2020-2021 Quick Facts

  • Collège Boréal is the only college in the history of Key Performance Indicators to be ranked 1st in 2 or more indicators within the same year, 19 times out of 22 years;

  • In addition, Boreal is the only college in the history of KPIs to secure 1st place in 3 and 4 performance indicators between 2015 and 2020.

  • For the 16th time in 22 years and with a rate of 88.3%, Boréal ranks 1st in Ontario for graduate satisfaction (provincial average is 78.0%)
  • 95% of graduates would recommend Collège Boréal to their friends or other interested persons;
  • 93% of graduates would also recommend their respective programs.

No1 graduate stisfaction

  • 73.1% of students registered at Collège Boréal have obtained their diploma (2nd rank; the provincial average is 65.9%);
  • 84.6% of Collège Boréal graduates have found a job in the six to nine months following their graduation (6th rank; the provincial average is 77.0%)
  • 100% of employers who hired a Collège Boréal graduate are satisfied or very satisfied with their hire (1st rank -- ex aequo with 7 other colleges; the provincial average is 90.6%);
  • 100% of employers would recommend hiring a Collège Boréal graduate to other employers.

No1 employer satisfaction